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What is hpwuschd2.exe?

Part of hpwuSchd Application by Hewlett-Packard

What is it?

hpwuSchd Application Updater (hpwuschd2.exe) is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
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How does hpwuschd2.exe run?

Process - hpwuschd2.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. hpwuschd2.exe is executed by the process msiexec.exe (Windows Installer - Unicode by Microsoft).

How does hpwuschd2.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - hpwuschd2.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HP Software Update' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - hpwuschd2.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\HP online update program'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the hpwuschd2.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of hpwuschd2.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpwuschd2.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00260% CPU25996.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.14 MB RAM5.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 20 /min0.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe

Are there other versions of hpwuSchd Application?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

About Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard, commonly referred to as HP, is one of the world’s largest information technology companies and operates in nearly every country. HP specializes More...
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File details

File name: hpwuschd2.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: hpwuSchd Application
Description: hpwuSchd Application
Version: 80, 1, 1, 0
Size: 48.05 KB
Original file name: hpwuSchd.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0029516040%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003519600%
User CPU: 0.00259964402677%
Privileged CPU time: 182009.7 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 105,307,166
CPU cycle count /min: 1,859,027
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 54.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 55.55 MB
Paged memory: 1.14 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.19 MB
Paged system memory: 96.99 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.69 KB
Working set memory: 2.35 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.02 MB
Min working set memory: 2.16 MB
Private memory: 1.14 MB
Page faults: 2,522
Page faults /min: 36
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 23
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 11.59 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.09 KB
Total other operations: 167
Other operations /min: 5
Total other transfer: 1.57 KB
Other Transfer /min: 20 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 73
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe"
"C:\Program Files\hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe"
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: HP Software Update
Command: C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

Scheduled task details

Name: Programme de mise à jour en ligne de HP.
Command: \Programme de mise à jour en ligne de HP.

Image hashes

MD5: ce5c9977da751ddc30952ac4dcbca788
SHA-1: e3b9de0c307b6f9957d21891dc3f85ddd5e0e12c
SHA-256: 295172c4681e9ac27121122cdd2ba6f2a62435917a083cc8490d584ca0164be6

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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